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Reduplication and Imperfectivity in Jejara (Para Naga)

Barkman, Tiffany


Jejara is a language spoken in the Naga Hills in Northwest Myanmar by the Jejara people, also known as Para Naga. The peoples identified as Naga represent linguistically at least two distinct Tibeto-Burman branches, Mizo-Kuki-Chin and Bodo-Konyak-Jinghpaw (Burling 2003:174). It is not unique to find that Jejara indicates imperfectivity by a postverbal particle. Its form is lu. This particle indicates the ongoing nature of the state or activity encoded by a main verb. What is interesting is to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 8 (2015): 121 -132
Access Rights: Open Access


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